Few Days ago,Microsoft released Cumulative Update 3 (supersedes Cumulative update 2 ) for Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 which has around 18 fixes related OSD,Powershell,Software Distribution etc. More about the hotfix and download refer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882125 Installation of Cumulative Update 3 on Configurations manager SP1 is straight forward.you would need to follow the steps,next,next ,done. This Cumulative…

Microsoft just released Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (Configmgr) SP1.This update fixes issues on OSD,Powershell,Software Distribution,Windows In tune,Endpoint Protection,Site Systems,Reporting,Software Updates. Supported Platforms: This update adds support for Windows 8.1-based client computers in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1. Windows 8.1 is added to the supported platform list…
SCCM Configmgr report:Inventory for Webcam Devices ?

Inventory report for laptops who have webcam feature ? You can use this report both on SCCM 2007 and Configmgr 2012 Environment. select cs.name0 [Computer name], cs.username0 [Last loggedin User], os.Caption0 [OS],os.InstallDate0 [OS Installed Date], cs.Manufacturer0,cs.Model0 , WS.LastHWScan [Reported Date to SCCM] from v_GS_COMPUTER_SYSTEM cs,v_GS_SYSTEM_ENCLOSURE se,v_GS_OPERATING_SYSTEM OS,  v_GS_WORKSTATION_STATUS WS where cs.ResourceID=se.ResourceID and cs.ResourceID=OS.ResourceID and cs.ResourceID=WS.ResourceID…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 How to deploy / Manage reports to specific Folder in report Manager

By Default,during the installation of reporting services role ,Configuration Manager 2012 will create and publish the reports to Configmgr_SiteCode (Ex:Configmgr_P01) Folder in Report Manager if you have not changed the default path name while installing Configuration Manager.   while the default reports always do not meet our needs in real time,it is required to create…

In my Previous blog,I posted script On How to Refresh/Redistribute One package on List of Distribution Points http://eskonr.com/2013/09/sccm-configmgr-powershell-script-refresh-package-on-multiple-distribution-points/ This post talks about how to Refresh / Redistribute list of packages to Single distribution Point. import-module F:\sccm\AdminConsole\bin\ConfigurationManager.psd1 #Change the site Code $SiteCode = "P01" #provide the path list of packages to be Refreshed $packages =GC "C:\scripts\pkglist.txt"…
SCCM Configmgr SQL Error The SELECT permission was denied on the object database CM_Sitecode-schema-dbo

Running SQL queries directly from SQL server management studio is not safe method until you know what you are doing but it is always Good to use reporting services in Configmgr 2012. when you are running SQL code using SQL management studio,you get error something like below due to insufficient privileges on the selected Database:…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 SSRS Report Package compliance status for all Distribution Points

Simple and useful report for troubleshooting package issues: Package compliance Status report to know what is the success rate of the Applications/Packages/Driver/SUP on the Distribution Points: select UPPER(SUBSTRING(PSD.ServerNALPath,13,CHARINDEX('.', PSd.ServerNALPath) -13)) AS [DP Name],count(*) [Targeted] , count(CASE when PSD.State='0' then '*' END) AS 'Installed', count(CASE when PSD.State not in ('0') then '*' END) AS 'Not Installed',…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 How do I Refresh the Application after change in source Files or source Location

Quick Post: You have created an Application in Configmgr 2012 and distributed to Distribution Points.Later for reason,you have decided to add/change/Update the files to the package source location. In Configmgr 2007,we do this by right click package, Update the package,which will take the changes to All Distributed Sites. In Configmgr 2012,The option is replaced with…